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Eternal Flame: Jason Dohring Heads to "Moonlight"

In one of the strangest casting twists ever, Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring has joined the cast of the rapidly repopulated vampire drama Moonlight.

The news comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Sophia Myles (Doctor Who) would take over for Shannon Lucio in the retooled CBS drama, from studio Warner Bros Television and production company Silver Pictures, which--not coincidentally--produced Veronica Mars as well.

Dohring will co-star as ancient vampire Josef, who is a confidante of the main character, a vampire/private investigator played by Alex O'Loughlin. Dohring replaces sexagenarian Rade Serbedzija, who appeared in the pilot presentation.

Since then, Josef's character has been re-envisioned as a significantly younger, roguish hedge-fund trader.

I'm not sure quite what to make of this recasting though Dohring does deserve a plum post-Veronica Mars gig. Thoughts?


Anonymous said…
I am not sure if casting Jason Dohring on Moonlight is enough to make me want to watch the show. Now if you also added Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas then I might need to reconsider...
The CineManiac said…
Greenwalt, Myles, and Dohring?!?! Now I have to tune in for at least the first episode!
Any chance Greenwalt could just have the pilot start with the Main character and his friends in an alley about to face down a huge gaggle of monsters (Monster come in gaggles don't you know) complete with a dragon?
Just sayin'
Vance said…
coryb said it right. I love me some Dohring but Moonlight just looks BAD... Oh well. watch me eat my words in the fall... of course. if it IS good, it is also CBS so they will probably cancel it anyways.
Anonymous said…
I'm a big fan of Jason Dohring but I just don't see this show going anywhere. It's never a good sign when so many huge changes are being made. And I still can't get over the fact that it feels like an "Angel" rip off.
Carrie said…
Jason Dohring as a vampire? Holy moly. I'm pretty sure my vampire-loving brain just exploded. I am in the minority that was looking forward to this show already, and this just adds to my anticipation.

I know the presentation wasn't spectacular but they have been making some really solid creative choices since then, and I'm anxious to see how that all plays out onscreen. Remember, Brothers & Sisters made significant changes last year and all of them were for the better, so I am holding out hope that this is going to be a similar situation.

Anyone have word on if they are recasting Amber Valetta? I hope not, I quite like her.
Anonymous said…
what coryb said.
Jace Lacob said…
UPDATE: Shannyn Sossamon will play seductive vampire Coraline, replacing Amber Valetta, who played the role in the original pilot presentation.

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